Google Education Team Newsletter

by Jean Tower

Dana Nguyen of the Google Education Team sent out a newsletter and there were so many valuable links for educators that I am reprinting the entire letter here. The webinars are a great way to expand your skills without having to leave your building.

Newsletter:

We hope that you have all had a great start to a new 2011-2012 school year! We have many great resources available with Google Apps and YouTube for you to take advantage in your classrooms, as well as a coding competition for students! We have even more coming in the next few months – we’ll be in touch soon about the 2012 Google Science Fair and other exciting programs for teachers.

—————————————————————————————————–
Midwest Google Apps for Education Summit
—————————————————————————————————–
The Google Apps for Education Central K-12 User group (k12central.appsusersgroup.com) is hosting a 2 day summit on November 3rd and 4th. This two day event, lead by Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, administrators, and members from the Google Apps team will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement.  This event will take place on November 3-4th at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Territory in the Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Cost for the event is $250.  Registration and information can be found at the Midwest Google Summit Site: http://tinyurl.com/mwgs11

—————————————————————————————————–
Google Apps for Education Professional Development Webinars
—————————————————————————————————–
Join one of the weekly Google Apps for Education Professional Development webinars. Topics in October and November include: Google Apps Change management & PD Planning, Teaching History with Google Sites, Enhancing Language Arts with Google Apps, Javascript for Teachers part 2 and 3, Google Apps for English Teachers, and Become a Gmail Jedi.
Register and view past webinars: www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/webinars.html

—————————————————————————————————–
YouTube.com/Teachers – Learn, Teach, Share through YouTube
—————————————————————————————————–
Curious about how to effectively incorporate YouTube into your classroom? Looking for ways to engage the visual learners in your group? Want to access a vast array of free educational content to support your lectures? Hoping to extend the power of your teaching to a global audience through video? Look no further than YouTube.com/teachers, a resource for educators of all levels that will empower you to learn, teach and share through YouTube.

—————————————————————————————————–
App Inventor Moves to MIT Center for Mobile Learning
—————————————————————————————————–
Beginning in early 2012 App Inventor will be available as an open source project and the MIT Center for Mobile Learning [http://mitmobilelearning.org/] will provide the application for educational users.  To keep up with these and other changes please subscribe to the App Inventor educators forum:  http://www.appinventorbeta.com/forum/
—————————————————————————————————–
Google RISE – open for applications in Europe 1 Sep-31 Oct 2011
—————————————————————————————————–
Google RISE in Europe is now open for applications until 31 October 2011. Grants for activities in 2012 are available to organizations working to increase engagement, promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science education initiatives at the primary & secondary school level, with an emphasis on engaging under-represented groups. Details at www.google.com/diversity/rise

—————————————————————————————————–
SketchUp Pro State Licenses
—————————————————————————————————–
The Google SketchUp Pro Statewide License Grant has now been accepted by 30 US states, in addition to 3 Canadian provinces, 1 Australian state, 1 UK county, and the entire country of New Zealand. To see if your state is on the list, see our license grant site. If you’d like to have SketchUp Pro in your classroom, simply have your state’s director of technology apply.
https://sites.google.com/site/sketchupprok12statewidegrant/home

—————————————————————————————————–
Google Code-in Coming This Fall
—————————————————————————————————–
Google Code-in is a worldwide contest designed to introduce 13-17 year old students to the world of open source development.  Students can complete a wide variety of tasks for participating open source organizations earning cool prizes along the way like t-shirts, prize money and the grand prize of an all expenses paid trip to Google’s headquarters with a parent or guardian next summer. The contest is announced October 7 and begins on November 21.  Please visit code.google.com/gci after October 7 for more information.


Google for Educators
http://www.google.com/educators

—————————————

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: